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Representations of the Social: Bridging Theoretical Traditions

Kay Deaux (Editor), Gina Philogène (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-21534-9
376 pages
October 2001, Wiley-Blackwell
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This broad-ranging volume introduces social representation theory to a general readership, explaining how humans construct a framework of shared references which defines how we think about our world.
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Preface and Acknowledgments.

List of Contributors.

Part I: Framing the Issues.

Part II: Doing Social Representation Research.

Part III: Social Representation and Social Construction.

Part IV: Social Representation and Social Categorization.

Part V: Social Representation and Social Identification.


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Kay Deaux is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at The City University of New York. She is past president of the American Psychological Society and is author/editor of many books and journal articles.

Gina Philogène is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Sarah Lawrence College (Bronxville, New York). She has published several journal articles in both the United States and Europe and is the author of From Black to African American: A New Social Representation (1999).

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  • introduces social representation theory to a general readership

  • combines the work of social representations theorists with prominent social psychologists

  • includes contributions by academics from around the world to ensure a truly international perspective

  • introductory and concluding comments by editors give the volume consistency and a framework for interpretation
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"Social psychology urgently needs greater rapprochement between its theories. This valuable volume directly addresses this need. With the social representations paradigm as their starting point, Deaux and Philogene have assembled a diverse selection of 24 essays. American readers especially will benefit from the book's many European authors and wide-ranging bibliography." Thomas F. Pettigrew, University of California, Santa Cruz

"This brilliant collection of essays is going to become a seminal reader for cultural psychologists on both sides of the Atlantic." Richard A. Shweder, University of Chicago

"The book consists of an excellent and highly diverse collection of essays" Ivana Markova, University of Stirling, Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, Vol.13, No.5, September-October 2003

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